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Why online education is mostly a fantasy

Why online education is mostly a fantasy | Digital Apps 4 Learning | Scoop.it

In the end, MOOCs and online programs primarily help those who are self motivated to learn, and the vast majority of these people would have figured out how to educate themselves, whether in college or on their own, regardless of whether or not online courses are available.

 


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Learning has almost always been a social endeavor... online learning that approximates such...is potentially more effective... 

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lalita pradeep's comment, May 2, 2013 11:01 PM
gr8...
Jason R Levine's comment, May 3, 2013 4:21 PM
There need not be a dichotomy of online learning and having the personalized attention of a teacher/coach. This article, and others like it, are misguided if their point is that online education will forever remain a fantasy; they are valuable articles in that they correctly note what's limiting and/or dysfunctional now to set us on course to the new "reality" of online and blended learning being superior to traditional "brick and mortar" education.
Mihail Gavrilov's curator insight, May 4, 2013 9:36 AM

интернет-обучение - преимущественно фантазии. Оно подходит только для мотивированных, целеустремленных, склонных к самостоятельному поиску знаний

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Steps into the 21st Century Classroom [Infographic]

Steps into the 21st Century Classroom [Infographic] | Digital Apps 4 Learning | Scoop.it
This infographic from InternationalQualification.com looks at 7 key points for stepping into the 21st Century classroom.
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Presents 7 domains that at at the vangard of 21st Century learning.  The domains suggest a broader portfolio of strategies for instruction and learning.

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Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy

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The founder of Chicago's pioneering Digital Youth Network (DYN) describes how the organization empowers young people with critical digital literacy skills that make them academically and professionally competitive.

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Digital literacy, which focuses on knowledge, understanding, and use (at a mininum) of online content and applications can be empowering, the more one applies it well.  Digital literacy, similar to our foundational understanding of literacy, is a fundamental skills to engage in other spheres of life.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 29, 2013 2:31 AM

Some useful insights

David Bevington's curator insight, June 19, 2013 8:07 AM

Youth enpowerment in Chicago focusses on digital Literacy as a key skill.

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Scoop.it Pros: Laura Brown on curation and the display of information

Scoop.it Pros: Laura Brown on curation and the display of information | Digital Apps 4 Learning | Scoop.it
Being a content curator is all about displaying information. We don't create the content, we display it. We share it - and people read it. But, first you have to display it. There are several skills involved in displaying content.
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This suggests an effective and, hopefully, interesting approach to curating and sharing content.

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Why online education is mostly a fantasy

Why online education is mostly a fantasy | Digital Apps 4 Learning | Scoop.it

In the end, MOOCs and online programs primarily help those who are self motivated to learn, and the vast majority of these people would have figured out how to educate themselves, whether in college or on their own, regardless of whether or not online courses are available.

 


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Learning has almost always been a social endeavor... online learning that approximates such...is potentially more effective... 

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lalita pradeep's comment, May 2, 2013 11:01 PM
gr8...
Jason R Levine's comment, May 3, 2013 4:21 PM
There need not be a dichotomy of online learning and having the personalized attention of a teacher/coach. This article, and others like it, are misguided if their point is that online education will forever remain a fantasy; they are valuable articles in that they correctly note what's limiting and/or dysfunctional now to set us on course to the new "reality" of online and blended learning being superior to traditional "brick and mortar" education.
Mihail Gavrilov's curator insight, May 4, 2013 9:36 AM

интернет-обучение - преимущественно фантазии. Оно подходит только для мотивированных, целеустремленных, склонных к самостоятельному поиску знаний

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Soo Meta — Keep Stories Rolling

Soo Meta — Keep Stories Rolling | Digital Apps 4 Learning | Scoop.it
Grab videos, pictures, text paragraphs from any source and turn them into short movies.

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nice tool for learning and developing analysis skills

 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 3, 2013 7:58 AM

This looks like a great tool for creating online mixed media presentations. Really easy to use interface. Great for digital narrative too.

Felipe Policarpo's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:46 AM

Learning how to scoop it.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:19 AM

Great for flipping

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8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling - Edudemic

8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling - Edudemic | Digital Apps 4 Learning | Scoop.it

"Stories bring us together, encourage us to understand and empathize, and help us to communicate. Long before paper and books were common and affordable, information passed from generation to generation through this oral tradition of storytelling. Consider Digital Storytelling as the 21st Century version of the age-old art of storytelling with a twist: digital tools now make it possible for anyone to create a story and share it with the world."


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Storys are a key part of any instructional design, and in other areas of professional development as well.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 29, 2013 8:51 PM

This post not only provides eight steps to help you create digital stories, it provides resources for every step along the way. 

After a brief look at why digital stories the post provides six ideas of what makes a great digital story. They "are personal, begin with a story/script, are concise, use readily available source materials, include universal story elements and involve collaboration at multiple levels."

It continues by providing a detailed look at each step which include ideas of ways to work with students in each step plus there links to many resources throughout the post.

Digital storytelling is a great tool to use with the Common Core standards, and this post will provide you with great ideas and resources!

Charmaine Thaner's curator insight, June 10, 2013 7:20 PM

My son who happens to have Down syndrome LOVES being a public speaker at education conferences.  I think the digital storytelling would be a great addition to his talks about inclusive education!

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, June 25, 2013 9:03 AM

Classic help for the process of digital storytelling

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Activate - Motivate - TEXTIVATE!

Activate - Motivate - TEXTIVATE! | Digital Apps 4 Learning | Scoop.it

Textivate is an online facility for creating and sharing interactive browser-based activities. Text re-ordering, gap-fills, text re-construction, anagrams, matching, memory, hangman, flashcards, millionaire and lots more - all automatically generated based on any text and/or list of matching items that you put into the textivate text box. Much of the site is free to use, and subscribers can upload resources to share with their students or embed activities on a blog or website. It is browser-based, so it works on desktops, laptops, ipads etc. The activities are ideal for whole-class work with any interactive whiteboard. You can see video tutorials here: http://textivate.posthaven.com/video-tutorials To help you get started, browse the hundreds of public resources on the site, or click on "textivate now" to see the range of activities available.


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Has some great functions for capturing web-based materials and independently created documents.  May be a quick quiz or assignment tool for reading and language development...

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Mariana Pagella's comment, June 2, 2013 11:11 AM
I've tried it. It's really interesting!!
Mariana Pagella's curator insight, June 2, 2013 11:13 AM

Excellent text-based tool

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 6, 2013 7:31 PM

Many activities can be developed with Textivate for ELL's

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3. Immersive Training Spaces #CreateFuture

3. Immersive Training Spaces #CreateFuture | Digital Apps 4 Learning | Scoop.it

“IMAGINATION: Creating the Future of Education and Work,” is hyperlinked to hundreds of articles written from many perspectives and includes mixed media and moderated comments in each section.

This information was designed to be shared, discussed and implemented. Links to sections relevant to you and your network can be shared via social media icons included at the bottom of each section.

Some of the sections pose questions. You’re invited to respond with your own thoughts, stories and experiences. Please feel free to link to your own projects if the focus is relevant to the section and use the comments section as a guest book to let us know who and where you are.

This project has a Twitter hashtag: #CreateFuture.


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A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages

A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages | Digital Apps 4 Learning | Scoop.it
Most experts agree that the best way to learn a language is by immersing yourself in it. Now, with  more sophisticated technology, another theory around lang

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Avatar your way into another realm... 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 3, 2013 6:25 AM

Nice to see a few friends getting a mention in this article.

sarspri's curator insight, May 4, 2013 1:29 PM

Mentions Middlebury Interactive Languages

Jenn Alevy's curator insight, May 8, 2013 1:45 AM

Interesting for teachers working at an international school and living overseas.

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8 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios

by Jennifer Rita Nichols, TeachThought Intern Digital portfolios are becoming increasingly popular in classrooms across North America.

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digitizing your way to learning something new every day

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Douram's curator insight, May 4, 2013 1:00 AM

Nice on educational apps

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, May 5, 2013 6:07 PM

Thanks for sharing this!